The Iowa Recycling Association is hosting a panel discussion on “Corporate Sustainability and Employee Engagement” on ways to encourage companies and employees to be environmentally responsible. The event will be held Thursday, January 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center, located at the East Side Recycling Center at 2401 Scott Blvd SE. There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not required.
The panel will consist of Debra Smilski of ACT in Iowa City, Barb Farnsworth of Her Soup Kitchen restaurant in Iowa City, Bob George of Vermeer in Pella, and Yvette Clapp of hibu / Yellow Book
in Cedar Rapids. Panelists will discuss why and how they have made steps to become more environmentally responsible, and share the challenges and successes they’ve experienced along the way.
The Iowa Recycling Association is a non-profit organization located in Des Moines. Its members, comprised of individuals, businesses and industries, local governments, institutions, and organizations, are committed to a healthy environment and economy by promoting recycling and recycling-related activities, including waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting, to contribute to Iowa’s sustainability.